Miss Rumphius: Story and Pictures, Volume 34

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Puffin Books, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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Lovely. The illustrations are perfect. - Goodreads
Beautiful pictures with a sweet story. - Goodreads
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Wonderful story of a young girl who grows into an old woman and shares her experiences of traveling the world. It is almost a Johnny Appleseed story of how she spreads Lupine seeds all over the world because they brought her so much joy, she wants to share it and make people happy.

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I love this beautiful book. It is a wonderful story with pictures to match. My son enjoyed the story fully. Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Like Miss Rumphius, the late Barbara Cooney traveled the world, lived in a house by the sea in Maine, and, through her art, made the world more beautiful. A two-time Caldecott Medal winner, Cooney is known for beautifully illustrated books such as her adaptation of Chaucer's The Nun Preist's Tale (Caldecott Winner, 1959), and Miss Rumphius, winner of both the American Book Award and a New York Times citation in 1982. 

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